There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. … Clearly, it is this second part, the missing, which presents the difficulties.
If you try and take a cat apart to see how it works, the first thing you have on your hands is a nonworking cat. Life is a level of complexity that almost lies outside our vision; it is so far beyond anything we have any means of understanding that we just think of it as a different class of object, a different class of matter; ‘life’, something that had a mysterious essence about it, was God given, and that’s the only explanation we had. The bombshell comes in 1859 when Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species. It takes a long time before we really get to grips with this and begin to understand it, because not only does it seem incredible and thoroughly demeaning to us, but it’s yet another shock to our system to discover that not only are we not the centre of the Universe and we’re not made by anything, but we started out as some kind of slime and got to where we are via being a monkey. It just doesn’t read well.
Link to the source of punishment (report/post):
Why the verdict is not fair:
The verdict is not fair because the offence in question does not directly, or indirectly violate any rule whatsoever. A fact clearly confirmed by a team of staff after reviewing the post. We were contacted after the incident and told to not repeat this kind of meme and we both acknowledged it, why it was reassessed when the issue was already effectively dealt with I cannot fathom. The meme wasn't directed at anybody within DayZRP. The only reason it wasn't specified who it was aimed at was due to the plurality of people that it can be applied to. The situations that were clear in our minds at the time include the following.
Those that committed the French terror attacks:
Bashar al-Assad due to the chemical attacks he has unleashed:
As well as the widespread knowledge that Kim Jong Un's policies directly contribute to a literal police state where his people suffer daily.
So yes, I do not apologise for my statement. I only apologise for getting political on a gaming forum, it was done here specifically because the people I was speaking to at the time at DayZRP members and can see the content. Caesar's reply was being sarcastic, it is true. But it is a sarcasm borne out of the continuing apathy that is shown by countries worldwide to continuing and devastating global issues. His point was exactly what was given, the attitude displayed by essentially everyone to these circumstances is reminiscent of "no fucks given". Cue the appearance of people who were not involved trying to tell us what to do on our own profiles and Caesar got a little cranky. He made it clear that he was not going to change his opinion because it offends some people. The top it all off, Andrey decides it is appropriate to bring up religion. Both Caesar & I are atheists so when Andrey decided to try to push dogmatic religious silliness in our direction we reacted poorly to it. Caesar than began to compare the silliness of religion to a jesus cat meme.
Additional statements/comments explaining your point of view: The only thing I want to ask is, what rule exactly have we broken? Jamie does not mention.
Finally to support my claim that it was not aimed at a DayZRP member is the actual wording of the post. There are people in this world, NOT DAYZRP.
What would you like to achieve with this appeal: Points removed and an explanation of why certain individuals have been allowed free reign to directly insult Caesar & I whereas I have been told that my comment, not at all aimed at anyone is point worthy.
In this situation Caesar posted a popcorn gif, which has been used many times over. Declan decides it is appropriate to start shit and call his memes "stale". Why this was necessary I cannot fathom. While Caesar was annoyed he quite literally shrugged off the bullshit provided.
In this case this is a public attempt of Caesar's to show that he intended to move past the "offending" meme. It was a comical attempt as the explosions in the background allude to the constant flame we have received recently. You can tell it is light hearted by the replies.
Another example of where Caesar attempted to descalate the situation after being verbally warned. At the time I hadn't posted anything but it shows a shared opinion that we both agreed with entirely.
The actual points were unwarranted when the PM had already served its purpose. Frankly the points quite literally have achieved nothing, if anything if the flame against us continue without moderation than we have no reason to control ourselves going forward. We intend to, but it is up to the moderators and in this case the admins to apply the rules against those DIRECTLY flaming us.
What could you have done better?: I understand that telling people to fall into a coma is a bad thing, however, I stand by the fact that there are plenty of people in this world that it applies to.
The world is a thing of utter inordinate complexity and richness and strangeness that is absolutely awesome. I mean the idea that such complexity can arise not only out of such simplicity, but probably absolutely out of nothing, is the most fabulous extraordinary idea. And once you get some kind of inkling of how that might have happened, it’s just wonderful. And … the opportunity to spend 70 or 80 years of your life in such a universe is time well spent as far as I am concerned.
Anything that happens, happens. Anything that, in happening, causes something else to happen, causes something else to happen. Anything that, in happening, causes itself to happen again, happens again. It doesn’t necessarily do it in chronological order, though.